Why Organic

Why Organic
Many people are choosing organic food as they become more concerned with relationship of the food they eat to that of their own health and the environment. Here you’ll find some of the reasons that convinced us in purchasing organic. We are happy to be in a position to share this information and pass these products ...

Another great reason to grow sprouts

The proven cancer preventer, sulforaphane is present at extraordinary levels in Broccoli Sprouts. Sulforaphane is an antioxidant that protects our cells from harmful free radicals associated with cancer and heart disease. Sulforaphane is present in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale. The highest concentrations are found in Broccoli sprouts. They contain 20-50 ...

The Western Diet: Smart for Profit, Dumb for Health – Part 1

The more people believe in something, the more accepted it becomes.  The more we believe something to be “wrong” the less accepted it becomes.  We don’t know why we practice certain behavior if we never stop to question it.   Most people do not stop to question their dietary choices until they become sick.  We just ...

Edibility Tips

Edibility Tips
Not Safe White, green, and yellow berries.  Nearly all are poisonous. Never eat the berry (or the leaves) from a plant that has a milky sap. 50% of red berries are poisonous, so unless you can positively identify it, it is not worth the risk to eat it. Avoid any leaves or seeds with an ...

Know your Food

Know your Food
It is a good idea to get into the habit of asking yourself these questions about your backpacking food: Where did it come from? How was it produced? Does it contain genetically engineered ingredients? It it Organic? Conventional? Natural? We’ll explore what some of these terms mean here. The “Natural” phenomena Food manufacturers know consumers ...

Please…don’t serve me strawberries in January

Please...don’t serve me strawberries in January
Please…don’t serve me strawberries in January But, a dehydrated strawberry?  That one is OK …as long as it was grown organically, grown locally (and fair trade if grown commercially), picked fresh in the peak of summer, and no sulfiltes, color enhancers, or preservatives added.   Oh, and the strawberry should be washed with purified tap water. ...